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ALNWICK AUTUMN by Jackie Burton

ALNWICK AUTUMN by Jackie Burton

The papers this month are from Amy Tangerine, Late Afternoon range with beautiful autumn colours, browns, oranges, golds, reds and grey blues and great for Halloween projects too.  I love Alnwick Castle and Gardens in the autumn, so these papers were simply perfect.

As I generally take lots of photos of the places I visit, I tend to scrap double page layouts so I can use more photos and todays layout is no exception.  I am also a big fan of layering, usually more than one layer, as Janine well knows. Hence why I always need extra cardstock!

I started off with two sheets of the Java brown as my base layer and then cut two sheets of the American Crafts Rust cardstock to leave a quarter inch border on three sides by cutting away ½” on one side ¼” on another so each sheet measured 11½” x 11¾” and layered this on top of the Java.  I saved the cut offs for use later.

Next I took a sheet of Winding Down and cut this to leave a 1/16“ border on 3 sides when placed on top of the rust cardstock.  I cut away 5/8” on one side and 5/16” on another so it measured 11⅜” x 1111/16”.  I then cut this in half lengthways and distressed the edges of the three outer edges on both pieces, inked edges with gathered twigs and layered these on top of the rust cardstock to the left side on the left page and to the right side on the right page leaving a 1/16” border.  I then took a sheet of Make a wish and cut this to measure 11⅜” x 12” and then cut this in half lengthways leaving 2 pieces measuring 11⅜” x 6”, distressing the outer 3 edges and again inking edges with gathered twigs.  Then added the saved rust cardstock to each piece to create a small border edge of 1/16”.  I then stuck both assembled pieces to the right and left of Winding Down.

I then matted my photos leaving a border around each of 1/16” with both java and white cardstock.  I used one 5 x 7, one 3 x 4 and 4 x 4” square photos.  I then matted these on coastal one piece measuring 9¼” x 7¾” and the other 9¼” x 9¼”leaving a ¼” border all around and ¼” between the matted photos.  I attached these about ⅛” from the bottom of winding down and make a wish and along the right and left hand edges of both pages. I coloured the woodgrain cardstock using Tim Holtz distress stains and distress inks (weathered wood and gathered twigs).  I then made a template of Dusty Attic Bare Tree #1 and cut this out of the woodgrain cardstock and covered the chipboard tree. 

I then attached two border trims along the bottom of the papers still leaving leave rust border showing.  I coloured the two smaller border trims from Dusty Attic Fancy Trims #5 using black soot distress stain and finished with Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Old Silver.

I then attached the chipboard tree above the border trim on the left hand page so it slightly overhung the 5 x 7 photo and then attached a mixture of 49 & Market Wildflowers Ginger and Botanical Blends Grenadine to both the left and right hand side of the matted photos along with a small pocket on the left hand side.

I used wooden letters from my stash for Alnwick and Autumn and covered Alnwick with Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Vanish and Autumn I painted with distress crackle paint clear rock candy.  Once dry I went over both with gathered twigs ink.

Voila finished!

Hope you like it.


Supplies used:

October Kit – Main & Add On


3 x Bazzill java cardstock –

1 x American Crafts rust cardstock –

1 x Bazzill white cardstock –

1 x Bazzill coastal cardstock –

Dusty Attic Bare Tree #1 –

Dusty Attic Fancy Trims #5 –


49 & Market Wildflowers Ginger –

49 & Market Botanical Blends Grenadine –

Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Old Silver –

Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs –

Ranger Distress Stain Weathered Wood, Gathered Twigs and Black Soot -

Scor-tape –

Prima Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel –

Wooden Letters from own stash

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Liling - September 30, 2020

This is such a beautiful layout, I love the autumn colours which set off your photos perfectly

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